Château Frandeux, Pays de Famenne - Southern
Language: Dutch, French and English
7 days Immersion from 27 September – 3 October 2019
(For both trainings, Forest Bathing Guide and Forest Therapy Guide)
Forest Bathing Guide Practice Ends: 3 January 2020
3 days - Immersion of Forest Therapy from 24 – 26 January 2020
The Forest Therapy Practice Ends: 3 April 2020
Sprawling between the Condroz plateau and the Ardennes woodland, Fagne-Famenne has a undulating landscape with alternating strips of forests and meadows surrounded by beautiful little villages. The grasslands, once grazed by sheep, conceal a natural environment with exceptional biodiversity.
Situated on the east side of the Meuse, the area is also called “the Valley Country”, a land with abbeys, gardens and castles. The village of Frandeux is formed by some 40 houses and is situated in the valley of Vachaux, about 6 km from Rochefort. In the area there are lots of wildlife, including wild boar and deer.
Château Frandeux is located in a tranquil nature reserve on the outskirts of the Belgian Ardennes. On the domain there are beautiful old beech and oak trees and a small lake and river valley.
Opposite the main entrance of the Château there is a small hill -the mound- that dates from the 1st century BC or AC. On the flat top are standing 8 lime trees in a circle. There is an assumption that it used to be a Celtic sanctuary, because often a monastery or castle was built near the mound, similarly to Frandeux.
Weekly cost per person for all meals and accommodation
single room + washbasin+ douche + WC: 780€
single room + washbasin: 650€
shared room + washbasin + douche + WC: 590€
shared room + washbasin: 520€
All beds are made on arrival and equipped with a set of towels.
Please let us know of any allergies or special requirements such as lactose or gluten free products.
HOW TO GET THERE
Location: Rue des Pèlerins, 4 – 5580 Mont-Gauthier – Belgium (province of Namur)
The nearest airport is Charerloi airport (Brussels-South) – 1 hour drive
- Coming from Antwerp/Brussels/Namur: leave the E411 towards Namur/Luxembourg at exit 22, direction Rochefort. Then take the 1st left turn (still following signs Rochefort). After about 5 km you turn left before a traffic sign where 4 villages are named : Briquemont, Laloux, Frandeux, Buissonville. Follow the narrow secondary road approximately 2 km until you will see on your left Château Frandeux. You pass the entrance of the B&B ‘Ferme de Frandeux’ and follow some 50 meters up a narrow road. On your left you will see an iron gate with the sign of ‘Château Frandeux’.
- Coming from Liège: follow the signs Namur and take the exit E411 direction Luxembourg. Follow the highway up to exit 22, Rochefort. For further instructions: see above.
By public transport:
- Trains coming from Brussels (1h45) and Liège (1h) stop every hour in Rochefort-Jemelle.
- Buses from the station in Rochefort-Jemelle direction Frandeux stop close to the Château (40min). For exact times, go to www.infotec.be.